In this blog, we will have a thorough look at Amazon Relation Database Service (Amazon RDS) and the benefits of the same.

Before getting into further details of Amazon RDS, let us first try to understand how the application development process normally works.

AWS – Application development process

Let’s imagine an organization which is into building applications or products to cater to their customer business needs. Any application which requires data persistence is going to use one of the database engines available in the market. It can be open source like MySQL, PostgreSQL etc or licensed database engines like SQL Server, Oracle etc.

Before using these database engines with an application or product, the organisation is required to procure a server, install OS and after that install and configure the database engine. Normally, these activities take a number of days to complete to get production ready database server. For the organisation, there will always be ongoing maintenance activities related to Database Server like installing patches, upgrading to newer database version, upgrading hardware, security and many more.

Now, imagine what if there is a service which takes care of all these activities on few clicks so that the organisation does not need to follow lengthy processes to get production ready database server. Here comes “Amazon RDS” which takes care of all these. This would enable organisations to focus more on their core business than maintaining IT infrastructure.

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a managed SQL database service that the Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides. Amazon RDS supports a number of database engines that can be perfect to store and organise data. It also helps organisations in going ahead with database management tasks, which include migration, backup, recovery and patching. In simple words, AWS RDS is a managed service that launches and maintains database servers for organisations.

Database Engines

There are six database engines which Amazon RDS provides, and they are:

  • Amazon Aurora
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • Oracle Database
  • PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server

Benefits of AWS RDS

Some of the most noted benefits of AWS RDS for various organisations include:

  • Significantly reduction in the administration work
  • Cost Effective
  • High Availability
  • Security & Scalability
  • Rapid Provisioning
  • Improving Performance

This is all about AWS RDS and its benefits. Keep watching this space for more interesting blogs!